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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classical cooking in Royal Deeside

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Built in granite in Victorian times, Loch Kinord has homely lounges with real fires, a small bar and a dining room done out with tartan wallpaper and plush red and gold carpets. There's a classical leaning to the kitchen's output and a good showing of regional produce to inject a sense of place. Start on game terrine with red onion marmalade and toasted brioche, followed by rack of lamb with mustard and herb crust, the meat perfectly pink and tender, served with braised red cabbage and black pudding mash. Chocolate fondant oozes in all the right places and comes with a scoop of intensely flavoured vanilla ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Maciej Jaworski

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional Scottish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 7
  • Wines by the glass: 6

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Between Aboyne & Ballater, on A93, in Dinnet

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